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Training and Consultancy in Systems Design and Process Improvement
Using the Systems World to understand and improve the real world.
Design better products and processes by using the systems approach.
Make your organization more effective and efficient by removing waste.
Improve your processes and products by reducing and controlling variation.
Develop your leadership and your team as change agents.

Example 3: The Process Improvement Programme


The Process Improvement Programme (PIP) introduces the concepts, tools and techniques of Lean and provides a project-based methodology for using them to improve operations performance. It is a 2 x 3-day programme that introduces such things as process mapping, waste elimination, 5S, Poka Yoke, set-up reduction and problem-solving techniques. The tools and techniques are positioned in the context of a structured project methodology that in turn is set against World Class practices and the organization’s operations strategy.

Between the two modules a project is initiated by each delegate (or small teams of 2-3) and is completed across 4 – 5 months. Consequently, when the PIP is run as an in-house programme, the company will make operations improvements amounting to £250,000 savings. Project improvements are measured as time (e.g. lead time reduction), cost (e.g. non-value added elimination) or quality improvement.

In-house customers include: BAE System Avionics, Marconi Applied Technologies, Hotpoint, ALSTOM. The programme is also run as a public course and has been attended by a wide variety of companies.

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